If you’ve been part of the Restore family for awhile, you know that Restore is a unique lignite extract – NOT a probiotic. If you’re new, you’ve come in at just the right time!
Not a probiotic? That’s right! But every time you hear the buzz about the importance of “gut health,” probiotics are all you hear about, right?
Probiotics certainly have their place – a necessity after a system wipe-out such as chemo or antibiotics. But our founder, Dr. Zach Bush, feels that the positive effects plateau after only a few weeks. If used long-term, a “monoculture”– meaning an overpopulation of mostly the few strains in the probiotic formula – can happen. Our bodies need a MUCH more diverse microbiome than one can achieve by replicating the same strains of bacteria over and over again. In fact, it has been estimated that the optimal healthy human gut should contain about 20,000 species – probiotics contain up to 24. Ouch.
So without probiotics, how is Restore’s groundbreaking formula different? How does it improve gut function?
Instead of adding bacteria IN via probiotics, Restore works as a communication network that gives our bodies the tools to create support – their OWN bacterial ecosystem again – that ecosystem that has been dramatically affected by environmental toxins such as antibiotics and pesticides. Bacteria talk! Think of Restore as a “liquid circuit board,” boosting gut biome diversity and therefore immunity.
Yes, we said immunity! About 70 percent of your body’s immune system is located in the gut. It is absolutely crucial to our overall health to support our gut function the best we can.
Digging a bit deeper, Restore supports the native communication network among microflora and between microflora and the gut wall. In this rich environment of what’s called carbon redox signaling, the microflora biome functions as an intelligent entity and finds a point of equilibrium, given the proper food and exposure to a variety of bacteria, for example, by breathing in nature.
Overgrowth of certain species and under-representation of other species is fundamentally a problem of communication that prevents each of the potential 20,000 species from finding their niche within the system. Without a strong communication network, there will always be overgrowth and under-representation.